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Stolen Klein – its out there somewhere … (1997)

Stolen Klein Bike Alert!

Klein Mountain Bike stolen from a locked vehicle at Olympic National Park on July 20th 1997. Please help me find it. The perpetrators smashed my van window and stole the locked bike from the vehicle. Rare, older, bare aluminum frame.

Klein Mountain Bike

Stolen Klein Mtn Bike

Easily Identifiable by these unique features:

  • Oversized bare aluminum tubing with no stickers.

  • Full square chain stays.

  • Mavic headset bearing

  • Full internal cable routing

  • Under chainstay U-Brake

  • Suntour thumbshifters

  • Wolber rims

  • Schwinn KOM tires

Serial Number # M120.
Located under left rear triangle drop-out.

The Bike frame and Wheels were locked together
with a large white U-Lock (difficult to open).

If you see this bike, please lock it securely and email: gravellybeach@gmail.com

OR Olympic National Park Police (Port Angeles)
(360) 453-4501 ext. 0 Case # 9700349

Keep an eye at Bike Shops, Police Stations, Pawn Shops, Locksmiths, Markets, etc and help me find my bike.


close call


Researching klein mtb’s on google, saw your post, check out this item # on Ebay…

Item number: 33026159843




saw the listing and almost choked – the closest i’ve seen since mine
was stolen. I still look at any fat tubed bike anywhere i go. This
one has two minor differences … 1) the chain stays go from square to
round (mine were square the whole way) and 2) the headset is a
specialized rather than the unique Mavic headset i had in there with
the screw set. i doubt someone would have swapped that out.

Huge thanks for keeping an eye out for me – i’ve never “let go” of the
bike and seeing this listing helps me realize that it’s out there
somewhere …


To my untrained eye that bike looked just like yours, being without
paint and all. So sorry it wasn’t.

I was researching Klein bikes because of one I bid on (and won), a
19″ red model with the sq. to round chain stays, very light weight.
Trying to get the right fork now. Maybe you could tell me the approximate year of manufacture of these aluminum bikes?

Don’t give up looking though…a friend of mine, several years ago had his Follis stolen, but 7 months later a guy who obviously knew nothing about bikes walked in with the bike wanting some new tires because they wouldn’t hold air (sew -ups), shop owner recognized it immediately from a flyer, and my friend got his bike back. So it DOES happen. May you have good fortune as well.

Recumbents Recovered by BikeRescuers

My friend Justin‘s hand-crafted recumbent handbike (with custom wheelchair tow hitch) along with his wife’s recumbent were stolen recently [Our Bikes Were Stolen This Morning…Stolen Handbike and Recumbent bike AlertStolen Handbike and Recumbent alert].


Clearly a crime indicative of the squalor, desperation writhing in some wretched soul who (likely) struggled to find a way to sell two very distinctive and heavily customized rides as most people don’t prefer a hand powered bike.  This sucks additionally because Justin is a super active guy effectuating positive change and providing a noteworthy role model for eco-conscious and doesn’t let a wheelchair slow him down (opposite really) doing urban gardening, activating for carbon reduction, teaching yoga, studying for an MBA and so on.  Heck i saw him pluggin CTV the other night!

12 of my 10000 adopted cedar trees

Stunningly, through the help of Bikerescue, who are ammassing good karma at an epic pace, their bikes are found and returned!  A stunning end of the miserable story. This organization is clearly worthy of high praise and support.

Bike Rescue

Here’s the Bike Rescue blurb:

I have been buying and selling bikes for a long time and I have started a program called Bike Rescue here in BC. The program is all about getting stolen bikes back to their owners. Basically, we scour the area for ‘too good to be true’ bike deals and with the assistance of my local RCMP detachment, we try to get any stolen bikes back to their owners. This includes serial number checks, searching the bike sites for stolen bike reports and posting ‘recovered bikes’ lists at a few different locations that are bike centric (bike shops, some coffee shops, school campuses).

We have put nearly 120 bikes through the program, some of which are still in our possession because they are awaiting police check clearances or they cleared the police check and we are still checking around to see if anyone has reported a lost or stolen bike that fits the description and time frame.

As a victim of a similar heinous crime (over 10 years ago so i am starting to let go) when my beloved Mt. Klein #120 was thieved out of the back of locked van – greeting me with a ransacked booty and shattered glass for a dubious end to an otherwise lovely trip to Olympic Hotsprings.

Stolen Klein Alert
in memorium

I’ll see if i can find out the back story with the hows/whys of how the bikes were recovered.